Lessening game day litter

Group aims to reduce trash around stadiu By Sara Nargessi Football season brings thousands of fans into Commonwealth Stadium for hard hits and touchdowns, but once the game ends, cans, bottles and other trash cover the area. For its third year, the Game Day Task Force is hoping to curb the amount of litter left […]

SG debates Senate title merger

By Andrew Pillow The possibility of combining two Student Government positions was presented Wednesday night during a full Senate meeting. Senator-At-Large Kara Osborne used senator’s privilege at the end of the meeting to introduce the idea of combining the vice president title from the executive branch and the Senate president position of the legislative branch. […]

Kennedy to speak on fuel alternatives in coal country

By Roy York In the heart of a state dependent on coal as a source of revenue, UK will host a speaker who is an advocate of transforming energy production worldwide. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper Alliance, will speak on the economic and environmental sustainability […]

New hire aims for entire curriculum updates by 2011

By Kirsten Clancy Big changes should be expected for the entire UK curriculum in the next two years. The new Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education said his number one priority is to revamp UK’s General Education Program. Michael D. Mullen, who took the assistant provost position in August, said the entire program will be changed […]

Student Affairs links campus engagement to increasing retention

By Chris Robbins Every fall, thousands of UK students flock into classrooms to progress their academic careers. However, a much smaller number remain engaged in student activities and university affairs. The UK Student Affairs Committee discussed efforts to increase student involvement and retention by offering opportunities and incentives for students to get engaged early on […]

Plus Account implements changes for 2009-10 school year

By Matt Young Minimum deposits and a convenience fee are a few of the changes made to the UK Plus Account for the 2009-10 school year. The Plus Account, used to pay for services like laundry, on- and off-campus food and taxis, has implemented a new $20 minimum deposit at all of its deposit locations. Deposit […]

Under the Radar: Trusted alum takes the wheel

Steve Rader, president of Kentuckians Against Drunk Driving, helps a passenger exit his van late Saturday night near the downtown bar district. Rader’s company has been operating for more than five years, offering students $1 rides to bars and restaraunts on weekends.    Photo by Britney McIntosh | Staff

When UK students talk about radar, they’re not talking about a weather instrument or a gun police use to catch speeding drivers. “Radar” is a man with a bus. However, Radar, or Steve Rader, is more than a taxi driver. He helps kids who’ve been drinking, said John Michael Carter, a first-year law student. He […]

Revisions made to 2009 safety report

The Annual Campus Safety and Security Report for 2009 was released Monday in an e-mail sent to students by the UK Office of Emergency Management. The report includes updated information, such as Legal Requirements and the responsibility of Crime Bulletins.  New information was added to the sections of Security of and Access to Campus Facilities, […]

Todd to decline $168,000 bonus

By Philip Timmerman President Lee Todd will not accept his performance bonus for this year, said the chair of the UK Board of Trustees Executive Committee. The committee voted Monday to approve a bonus of $168,000 — 96 percent of the $170,000 performance based award. Todd, however, is declining the bonus as an act of […]